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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    Here's ivan louette's idea worth trying Toonicorn. Attached xar file to experiment with:
    Filling Unclosed Shapes
    Great egg, a rediscovery that still works 21 years on.

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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    Great egg, a rediscovery that still works 21 years on.
    It still works Acorn but Ivan stated that it worked for bitmap and complex fill's which I can no longer get to work.
    Egg

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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    you can also come a cropper with winding rule:


    beware the [fixed] winding rule.xar

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    so if you are doing complex lines that resolve into [in adobes terminology] compound paths you have to be rather careful - you may not get all the shapes you want when you break

    this will often apply to cartoon line art
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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    this will often apply to cartoon line art
    Yes I can see this would be an issue with fairly straightish lines HD.
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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    ivan was still posting when I joined TG, we lost him to linux and inkscape as I recall, water under the bridge but I could see why...

    anyway ... here is a file with no straight lines [not that there were any in the first file ]

    because of the way xara mandates the winding rule where paths cross, I get something that looks like a poor imitation of picasso on a bad day and break does not give me the shapes I need - could be fixed afterwards, but for this sort of work might as well then do it the other way

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    more fun with the winding rule.xar

    its a neat trick, good to be reminded of it, but I never got consistent enough results using it for this kind of work
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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    Quote Originally Posted by Toonicorn View Post
    Hmmm...I'll have to try that, handrawn. Thanks!
    you know it could just be that you work at too low a resolution

    I think that should be tolerance in PS, sorry, threshold is what PT_SAI calls it [also has 'sand-bagging' a wonderfully descriptive term for preventing the fill spreading too far ]
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    Default Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    Great tricks !

    Also another solution in bitmap is clip paint.
    It has an open gap algorithm with the paint bucket, priceless !

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